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Nigeria spans different climatic and ecological zones and therefore occupies a unique geographic position in Africa. The diversity of the country’s natural ecosystems ranges from semi-arid savannah to mountain forests, rich seasonal floodplain environments, rainforests, vast freshwater swamp forests and diverse coastal vegetation. Nigeria’s Niger Delta contains the largest tract of mangrove in Africa. Variable climatic conditions and physical features have endowed Nigeria with some of the richest flora and fauna on the continent. However, there are issues with habitat destruction, which are linked to farming methods. Habitat losses in Nigeria have led to serious impacts on wildlife populations. To combat this, there are currently 1000 protected areas (PAs) in Nigeria, covering 13.93% of the land area. These PAs come under IUCN Management Categories: Ia, II and IV, and are governed through (sub) national ministry, transboundary, and local community governance. There are currently 5 potential Green List PA sites in Nigeria, one of which is a World Heritage Specially Protected Area, where there are enclaves for local Fulani pastoralists to exist within the park boundary that allow for farming and grazing. The purpose of the PAs are to protect wildlife, habitat and offer opportunity for ecotourism

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Related Expert Assessment Group (EAGL): Nigeria

Overview

Date of Approval
24/10/2019

Status
Members confirmed, but not yet trained

Allocated Reviewer
Etienne Kuzong

Standard Adaptation Status
-

EAGL Members

Musa Wari

Musa Wari



Naziru Zakari Muhammad

Naziru Zakari Muhammad



SA’ADAH AYENI

SA’ADAH AYENI



Salamatu Fada

Salamatu Fada



Longtong Turshak

Longtong Turshak



Daniel Jacob

Daniel Jacob



Tajudeen Amusa

Tajudeen Amusa



Dishon Murage

Dishon Murage



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